- E-Cig FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the difference between e-juice and e-liquid?
There is no difference, it is two names for the same thing. Some people prefer to say e-juice (or juice), others prefer to say e-liquid. E-juice (and juice) has become the most commonly used term in recent years. However, many in the community feel that the original term e-liquid is more appropriate, as it is less appealing to children.
What's in your Vape Wild e-liquid?
Our e-liquid is made from four ingredients; PG (propylene glycol), VG ( vegetable glycerin), flavoring, and nicotine (optional). Both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are non-toxic organic compounds and considered safe for consumption. In fact, they are widely used in a variety of commercially available foods.
The ratio of VG to PG will have an effect on the consistency of your e-liquid. VG is a thicker solution, compared to PG. The thicker the fluid, the larger the "clouds" one can produce, also known as vapor production. A solution that is 50% VG / 50% PG is going to be a thin fluid. A solution that is 80% VG / 20% PG is going to be a very thick fluid.
Higher PG solutions will deliver more of the "throat hit" experience that is similar to a cigarette. A 50% VG / 50% PG solution will deliver much more throat hit, than an 80% VG / 20% PG solution.
Most e-liquids on the market today are a 50% VG / 50% PG, and approximately 40% of all vapers prefer a 50% VG / 50% PG blend. In a way it's the best of both worlds, the flavor and throat hit of PG, and the sweet, smooth vapor production of VG.
If you are new to vaping, we recommend starting with a 50% VG / 50% PG or 65% VG / 35% PG blend (depending on what is recommended for your device). Once you gain a little experience you may find you like higher VG e-liquids, especially if you transition to higher end devices (RBA's, RDA's, etc) capable of producing large amounts of vapor from a single inhale.
Is your e-liquid made in the U.S.A.?
Every aspect of our e-liquids are produced in the USA. All or our ingredients are from the USA, and they are mixed daily at our facility in Texas, USA. We use only the best food grade PG, VG, and flavorings, as well as pharmaceutical grade nicotine. See more in our blog post here about what "Made in the USA" really means.
How many milligrams (mg) of nicotine should I choose?
For beginners new to vaping, using a common e-cig setup such as an eGo device, we generally recommend the following rule of thumb depending on your previous level of smoking.
What is "steeping"?
Steeping in reference to e-liquid, is the natural oxidation process that occurs over time that allows it to reach its full flavor. Typically this can be achieved just by playing the waiting game. The longer you wait to vape your e-juice, the more the flavor develops. This can take anywhere from a couple days (the time spent in the mail) to a couple months, depending on the flavor. A good rule of thumb is the lighter the flavor, the shorter the steep time. Rich creamy dessert or tobacco e-liquids may take longer to steep than a light and fruity juice. Tobacco flavors reach their full potential around the 1 to 2 month mark and get better with age.
Most of our eliquid is hand-crafted the day you order it, and typically the only steeping time most of our flavors have is on the short trip in the mail before it arrives at your door.
We recommend that you shake your e-juice upon receiving it (this helps with steeping as well), then sample the flavor. This way you can gauge your level of satisfaction immediately, and you can decide if the flavor is perfect as is, or if it needs more time to develop.
If you feel your flavor requires steeping time, then it's recommended that you tuck your e-liquid away in a dark cabinet for a few days and try it again later (remember to shake before every use, as flavors can separate). If you shake your e-liquid every couple days, open the cap and squeeze out any air to allow fresh air into the bottle, then recap the bottle, you will help accelerate the steeping process.
Do your juices damage plastic tanks?
Some juice flavors, commmonly known as 'tank crackers', contain elements that can cause damage to certain plastic tanks. Although there are several different kinds of plastics used to make tanks, we recommend erring on the side of caution, even though some plastics will not crack. Damage to plastic tanks can range from etching the inside of the tank to causing it to crack completely in half. Common juice flavors that may cause this are as follows -
- Juices that contain lemon flavoring
- Juices that contain orange flavoring
- Juices that contain a high volume of citric acid (commonly found in lemon, orange, and the like)
- Juices that contain anise (black licorice flavor)
- Juices that contain cinnamon (the candy red hot kind, not bakery cinnamon)
But most importantly, Caveat Emptor!
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